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out and obviously nothing happened. that's it for me. check out the brooke blog at cnn.com/brooke for interviews. >>> thanks very much, brooke. happening now, a banner day for wall street. the dow has more than doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. som
to call for increased gun regulations. cnn's crime and justice correspondence is joe johns. this is all part of a bigger push. >> wolf, we've seen it before, we'll likely see it again. this time it was a whole cast of artists and others performing gun control to try to kweep the pressure on congress. stars speaking out in washington. it's the latest push by gun control groups to lobby the congress. >> doing nothing will fail. doing nothing has failed. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are broken. >> i would like assault weapons eliminated. >> the event follows a super bowl ard and a star-studded public service announcement. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> all part of a high-profile campaign by mayors against illegal guns to demand a plan from politicians in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. >> after a mass shooting like this, we usually expect for a month the public to be paying a lot of attention and it's possible to get the work done but the window is still open. it's been more than six weeks and it's not closing any time s
new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better. there's a lot of -- you can see a lot of police presence out here. >> reporter: it's the southern california new normal. life on high alert. >> we will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern california deserve. >> reporter: the search for dorner stretching from nevada to the mexican border and now a warning from tsa to regional airports and airplane owners, dorner has some flying experience. authorities, concerned about an escape attempt or threat from t
, helping the case on guns, share iing a story exclusively with cnn. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >> the pentagon's top brass sounding alarm bells over automatic spending cuts now only weeks away. the defense budget will take a significant hit, $46 billion slashed, unless the president and the congress reach some sort of last minute deal. that could affect america's security and hundreds of thousands of jobs. let's go to the pentagon, our correspondent, chris lawrence, is standing by there. very worried over there at the pentagon, aren't they? >> reporter: are, wolf, and you're already starting to see some of the effects of the possible sequestration, the u.s. navy, cancelling the deployment of some other ships, cancelling some maintenance and pushing back some of the civilian contracts that they had signed. they say this is really just the tip of the iceberg, and down the road you could see a reduction in personnel. you could see training dramatically cut back in a lot of areas. >> chris,
'm brooke baldwin. live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. let's take you to washington. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. we're standing by to hear from the house speaker john boehner and we're waiting for anyone here in washington to suggest a real actual compromise that will avoid those devastating forced budget cuts. >>> it's one scandal after another as pope benedict begins his final work as leader of the world's roman catholics. >>> plus, a cnn exclusive. you will meet the real americans whose rescue from iran inspired the oscar-winning movie "argo." i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we're only four days away from billions of dollars in forced budget cuts. this afternoon, members of congress are finally back on capitol hill. president obama meanwhile welcomed the nation's governors to the white house. but is anybody looking for a real compromise that will avoid the chaos scheduled to hit this friday? our search for answers begins with our national political correspond
, that's going to be happening any moment now. want to get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello, beginnins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," weekend whiteout the northeast about to get pounded by a monster snowstorm. some spots could get two feet of snow. people are talking is this the blizzard of '78? ♪ america >>> exposure or exploitation. first "snl" then the bowl, now the movies? >> the wound is way too fresh. >> we want to tell a beautiful, gripping story about a family's struggle. >> when it comes to the newtown kids, where's the line? >>> plus this. ♪ we are never, ever, ever >> reporter: wardrobe warning, no butts no, breasts, no exceptions from the grammys. >>> and this -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> schatner back in space, chatting with the canadian astronaut chris hatfield from 200 miles above earth. we've got the conversation live. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with an historic winter storm gaining steam and taking aim. this is a live weath
unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background checks needs to be strengthened before expanded. answered the president's call. >> will you personall
, we have lots to -- guess who's on cnn. dick morris. looks like he's reinventing himself on cnn. now he's a moderate republican! [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> all of that stuff, i said, don't believe any of it. >> stephanie: right. >> i'm being serious now though. trust me. >> stephanie: 25 minutes after the hour. rude pundit is next on "the stephanie miller show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪
tonight on cnn. >> oh, my god. >> two great things, dick morris and piers morgan. >> they deserve each other. the sooner cnn fires piers morgan, the better. >> dick hadn't been on fox news since november 12th was the last time he was on. they had him on shortly after the election, and that was it. >> i mean the new head of cnn, geoff zucker ought to say get the worthless piece of crap off of the air. >> we will learn if he signs him up to be a contributor. that would be bad news, i think, for cnn. >> the end of cnn. all right. sorry about that. distraction here i want you to know that the president yesterday, i was at the briefing room. he came in and called on congress, reminded congress that the sequester, which would cut $500,000,000,000, cost over a thousand jobs, that with this coming, the congress ought to at least if they can't fix the whole problem with the budget they ought to at least pass the short-term thing to avoid the sequester and keep the government running. and john boehner and house republicans immediately said, no. we are not going to
what he did to manti te'o. i can see him rewarded on some tv network somewhere, not cnn. >> what's the end, do you think we're more gullible? >> i think the internet made it easier to hide identity, for theories to get to critical mass. celebrity death rumors are the big thing. it's almost monthly. >> so true. >> jon bon jovi heard about his own death rumor and he had to hold up a sign that said looks like heaven and new jersey are the same thing. i'm still alive. they have to respond. >> i can't let you go without talking about the big game. >> what game? it's a hoax. it was played weeks ago. >> don't say that. maybe the commercials will ab bit of a hoax. who knows what we're going to get. do you have anybody in mind this could win this one? >> new york giants? they could win. i want my team in it. the judge, i think the niners are going to win. i hope somehow the giants and eli manning end up on the field and win. >> unless they arrive in a silver balloon that's been floating around. >> genius. or jump out and sing with beyonce. >> there you go. on the field somehow. >> there w
or not in the cabin. >> cnn went with it up until about ten minutes before the state of the union. >> stephanie: i think everybody did. >> i think it was colonel mustard in the pantry. >> stephanie: if it's not him -- it is like the fugitive or something. ♪ it must be be him ♪ >> they were interviewing the guy who rented the cabin. said that's my cabin. it's burning. >> that's not important right now. >> stephanie: so what. listen! was it rented out at the time? >> no, it wasn't rented out. >> stephanie: we don't think there was any hostage or anybody else. >> no, there were two hostages that got away. >> stephanie: that he tied up. but they got away. >> stephanie: took their car. >> a friend of mine has a cabin in big bear. i said you have any houseguests? >> stephanie: last time it was a big fire. hear, hear. i was close enough to my house that i was watching tv going what? that's almost to my house! [ applause ] all right. so yeah, lots to talk about. some crunchy audio goodness from last night. >> obama: already, we've brought home 33,000 of our brave servicemen and women. this spring, our
in chicago. jennifer delgado tracking the storm closely from the cnn weather center in atlanta. ted, how does it look? >> well, the snow turned to freezing rain in the last few minutes here, which is perfect timing for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for
in attendance, including the two that he appointed elena sotomayor and kagan. there's wolf bliter at cnn studios, he's almost at the point -- >> these are member s of the joint chiefs, diplomatic corps, cabinet and the senior white house staff there as well. you see the president. he's about ready to go up to that podium. jessica kyellin has been watching. what do you think about what's going on? >> this reminds me of our -- we always describe the president as a cool, detached man. that's how the media likes to describe him. when you see him work the crowd, he likes to say i enjoy having a good time. you are reminded he's good at it. he'll work a room when he wants to. he just doesn't like doing it all that often. >> hold on. the speaker is going to introduce the president. let's listen in as the formalities continue. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. t
to kick in on march 1st. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> you saw ted nugent in jim's piece. gun control was one of the topics covered in last night's state of the union address. the president and members of congress personally invited people affected by gun violence. we'll speak with one member and her guest who came next. (push button tone)oon. c. this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapphire preferred. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone
, because first of all, i'm not going to announce a number on cnn on sunday afternoon. >> why not? sounds reasonable to me. >> i don't know the number. i really don't. look, we're in the business of negotiating with ourselves and john allen the mission and how best to accomplish it trying to look two years into the future. we really don't have a number selected yet. >> when we return, lingering questions about the attack in benghazi. >> you can't be every place. i might remind you, it was 9/11 elsewhere in the world not just in there. es. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. officewith an online package new colincluding: domain name,y! website builder with five pages a
's modest? >> i can't give you a number. first of all, i'm not going to announce a number on cnn on sunday afternoon. >> why not? >> i don't know the number. i really don't. look, we're in the business of negotiating with ourselves and john allen the mission and how best to accomplish it trying to look two years into the future. we really don't have a number selected yet. >> when we return, lingering questions about the attack in benghazi. >> you can't be every place. i might remind you, it was 9/11 elsewhere in the world not just in there. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [
is having him on soon on cnn. thank god. >> he had a very melodramatic speech after the titanic loss. this is not the end. this can't be the end. this isn't the end. this is not the end. we cannot let this guy end it for us. >> this guy being the president. >> oh! why are the hammers on the floor? [ applause ] >> stephanie: continue to exist here. our dick morris impressions by jim ward. i don't know what the deal is because karl rove was just as wrong although i have to say at least he was exposed for the -- always so all powerful, karl rove. scary. he is a sad pathetic, little wrong man on election flight sputtering. anyway, this is what caused all of the trouble. fight, fight fight. >> love this. >> stephanie: shoving each other into the lockers. leaders of the tea party fuming about plans by some republican strategists including karl rove to raise money to help quote-unquote electable candidates win primary races. leaders of the tea party and other republican groups that oppose abortion and gay rights responded by calling rove a fake conservative who had declared war on the tea p
so of one branch of government. >> former secretary of defense, robert gates, on cnn's "state of the union" this morning spoke up for a check on the president's ability to take on these attacks as well. take a listen to this. >> i think some check on the ability of a president to do this has merit as we look to the longer-term future. >> why not have a judicial or a congressional panel as part of the process, general? >> well, i think congressional oversight is absolutely required. we do that with cia operations in general anyway. and clearly, congress retains the power to fund or not fund programs, to impeach the president or senior officers of the government. we do want checks and balances, but congress is not a good decision-making branch for wartime operations, and seshlg essentially, that's what we're doing here, we're trying to keep another 9/11 from happening. and primarily, i might add, these aren't operations in canada and france. >> right. >> we're talking ungoverned, lawless areas of the world. >> peter baker, "the new york times" this morning, i'm sure you saw this
by a former cnn acre inker. this is expected to convene in a minute or two. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> we are getting word that former cia director michael hayden is here. a couple of the topics we expect to hear shortly will be how digital media has changed intelligence gathering including computer-generated attacks. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. oh, come on. good evening, ladies and gentlemen. [laughter] welcome to the jack morton auditorium and the george washington university. i'm frank says no. it is my pleasure and honor to be the director of the school of media and public affairs. how many students we have in the room here. how many elite schools do we have in the room? oh, we are outnumbered. for those of you who don't know, we have two areas of focus for undergraduate. one is journalism and mask medications and the other is political communications, and we will explain a little of both this evening. i would like to thank the staff and f
was the network's chief white house correspondent 2009 until 2012 and just last month, left to join cnn as the chief washington correspondent and anchor of an upcoming daily news show. his book, "the outpost: an untold story of american valor", is about a 2009 battle in afghanistan. one magazine described it as perhaps the best afghanistan but to date. please welcome to the savannah book festival, jake tapper. [applause] >> thank you so much. i know sergeant burchfield who is in the book and his family are here. anybody who is in the book over there, there she is, hello. he and his son and i believe everything is set. also, but he is a national guardsman. he was training afghan soldiers and gave his life trying to save an afghan soldier six years ago tomorrow. in any case, anybody who is here whose lives are chronicled in the book or lives of loved ones are chronicled in the book, it means so much when they do turn out much when they do turn out and come to visit us. please come over and introduce yourself after the event. i am not a likely person to have written the war book. i have co
solutions. on cnn, defense secretary panetta, secretary dempsey, and former labor secretary elaine chow. bob schieffer talking with nfl commissioner roger goodell. these are brought to you as a public service by the networks and c-span. beginning at noon with nbc's "meet the press." 1:00, this week. 2:00, fox news sunday. and finally at 4:00 p.m. eastern, face the nation from cbs. listen to them on c-span radio, 90.1 fm radio, nationwide on xm 119, on your smartphone or on- line to c-spanradio.org. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered or been around. we will never see it again. george w. bush had all of the face cards, the republican governors, the backing of all of the money. john mccain went and held 114 town meetings and stayed until every question was answered. you see the light bulb going on over these heads. we will never get a patient's bill of rights until my party is not owned by the insurance companies. there was this refreshing candor. he was totally open to the press. there was a sort of welcoming
of information whether it's a fax machine to satellite tv or cnn breaking the stranglehold of power on eastern europe. >> that's really cool. >> you talked to him in '80, '81 -- >> solidarity. >> -- could you tell at that moment that -- >> absolutely. >> -- history was turning, that it was about to be bent? >> here's what you can tell, which i worry about the current twitter and facebook revolutions. you can tell that there was a movement happening but with real leaders who had been tested by standing on the gates of the shipyard or going to jail as javel had done. and this is another story that you did when you did the man of the year on it, tend to be leaderless. they don't have somebody forged by fire leading them. and that was the big difference of the revolutions of the '80s and the fall of communism. >> all right. the new cover of "time" is "the republican savior." rick stengel, thank you so much. walter, thank you as well. >> it's always good to be on with a great successful editor. >>> up next, "morning joe" theater guru, jordan roth takes us behind the scenes of barry manilow's new pr
about the lack of security, including a message found in the rubble by a cnn reporter weeks later. for you to testify that are posture did not allow a rapid response -- are posture was not there because we did not take into account the threats to that consulate. that is why damn americans died. we could have placed forces there. we could have had -- four americans died. we could have placed forces there. for you to testify before this committee that their worth consistent and available threat estimates -- that there were consistent and available threat estimates is false. what would have been an inappropriate response? since no forces arrive there until well after these murders took place, and obviously your capabilities allowed you to be positioned to intervene very shortly. finally, all of this is a result of the so-called light footprint. after qaddafi fell, many of us made it very clear that they needed our help. secure the arms caches, help clear their borders. the light footprint, we did not provide. it was almost predictable, almost. bad things were going to happen in libya
an e-mail. this article -- that's cnn morning news. clint in houston, arkansas, on our oppose line. caller: that's actually houston, alaska. host: that's actually what it says on the screen at. caller: >> no problem. ussilla.t outside wasel we live in one of the highest cost of living areas. i strongly oppose raising the minimum wage, due to the fact that the local economy here will suffer. they will not be able to hire as many people with a higher minimum wage. but we are all welcome to our own personal perspective on that. that is my perspective. host: are you a small business owner? what kind of work do you do? caller: i work for a locally companydrainnd wateand company. i make more than minimum wage. it is due to my skill set that i have achieved through my career. people should learn more about than minimum wage if they prepare themselves and get educated threw their career. host: jack is on our support line. caller: i am so glad to see the uprt that you put comparing the other countries. i did read in one of the magazine's. they quoted australia's minimum wage. the authors sa
noise ! give it up for maria cardona, senior adviser from hillary clinton's 2008 campaign. she's on cnn. give it up for maria cardona. ♪ >> gracias. buenos tardes. allso happy to be here with of you at this historic event. this is a way to stand up for climate change. thank you to 350.org, nrdc, and teh sierra club, and all of you making this powerful rally possible. for our children, our future, we must do more for climate change. just a few short years ago, the environmental issues did not really register with latinos as a constant concern. times have changed and that has changed. that has changed, sadly, because we have seen the detrimental effect of toxins in our air and water and what it does to our families and their children. unfortunately, latino communities, families, and all the communities in this country are suffering from this. they may not disproportionately live in communities where their air and water have been poisoned, our children have as much. we live. we breathe, we play in these places that have been poisoned by these toxins. to the president's statement, we do n
played lindsey graham's message on sunday on cnn when he said that the republicans didn't have a plan and their main focus was to deny everythi everything, criticize everything that the president has tried to do? that is their focus, just like the last four years, was to deny him a second term. now it is to criticize and deny everything that he does. and why would you manufacture a problem -- and another thing as a transportation person why didn't you get the real man? why did you not get ray lahood. host: we actually heard just moment ago from the transportation secretary ray lahood and his briefing to white house reporters on friday. keith laing is a reporter for the hill and he covers transportation. that is his specialty. can you reflect on the comments she had especially in relation to when do the cuts kick in and will be felt? there is some disbelief about that. guest: there is a disagreement about that. the cuts that they are talking about now are from their 2013 budgets. the agents would have discussion on how to distribute them and make the reductions across the board and get
about it. but have you played lindsay graham's message on sunday on cnn when he said that the republicans did not have a plan and their main focus was to deny everything criticize everything that the president has tried to do. that's their whole focus, just like the last four years was to deny him a second term. now it's to criticize and deny everything that he does. and why would you manufacture a problem? and another thing, this transportation person, why didn't you get the real man? maybe you did get ray lahood? host: we heard from ray lahood in his briefing to white house reporters on friday. keith is a reporter from the hill and covers transportation and that's his specialty. can you reflect on the comments that she had especially in relation to when the cuts kick in and when will they be felt? guest: there is a disagreement about that. and the cuts that they're talking about now are from the 2013 budgets. the agencies would have discretion on how to distribute those cuts and just would have to make these reductions across the board if the sequestration is implem
, really? >> even jessica from cnn say do you have a picture? they have now released this one. it's from august we are told. how do you think is he doing. >> you can see the trees there. he has got the eprotecters on so he doesn't blow out his ears and he is firing at these clay pigeons that he would like to do on a regular basis. it's a hobby that he has picked up over the past year since going up to camp david. >> well, the nra saw this and responded immediately saying. this one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. there is the quote right there. >> that's a gross generalization of the president's position. the white house over the past four years has said that the president does not support all of these types of gun bans. >> you know, up at camp david, presidents skeet shoot a lot. there are a lot of presidents throughout the years. >> talking about the form that president obama has compared to some past presidents. let's take a look at some other presidents with their firearms. >> calvin coolidge, you will will be surp
qaeda, unquote. one many explained to me over tea in the capital last month. another told cnn after a failed strike, quote, i would not be surprised if 100 tribesmen joined al qaeda as a result of the latest drone mistake, unquote. rather than promote the author of a failing strategy, we need a c.i.a. director who will halt the agency's creeping militarization and restore it to what it does best. i would say what it did best at one time. collecting human intelligence. it's an intelligence agency, not a lightweight version of joint special operations command. and until america wins the intelligence war, missiles will continue to hit the wrong targets, kill too many civilians, and drive young men into waiting arms of our enemies. without accurate on the ground intelligence, our policies will fail, george w. bush launched two major ground invasions, and mr. obama has tried several smaller wars, neither strategy has worked. in yemen, which has been the laboratory for mr. obama's shadow wars, aqap has more than tripled in size after three years of drone strikes. when the united states st
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, that is a critical priority. we have heard both former c.i.a. director michael hayden in an interview on cnn and a general say that it is now changed and that the impact of those strikes is creating a backlash. for example, it was said that the unmanned strikes is greater than the what they can appreciate. they are hated on a visceral level. he add the targeted killings add to the presence of american arrogance. he said this adds to the perception of americans that said we can fly where we want, we do what we want because we can. general hayden also has expressed concerns that now that the strikes are being used at lower levels, arguably, that they are creating a backlash that is undermining the credibility of government and creating new terrorists when a neighbor or family member is killed in the course of the operations. do you agree with general mcchrystal and director hayden about the backlash of strikes from the targeted killings at this point? i am not talking about the initial strikes. >> that is something that we need to be mindful of in terms of reaction, any type of u.s. counter-te
. [indiscernible] >> we will start with cnn's gary, thank you. the vast majority of top security officials in the previous administration supported army circassian the rebels. were you briefed about this plan when you were in the senate, and what do you think about the plan proved the you think is time to start army the rebels? you think the mixed messages coming from iran, the foreign minister, and the president have said they would be open to talks with iran. the foreign minister had some nice, it's to say about you, but the supreme leader said direct talks are not possible. do you think there are prospects for a deal, and the you have a plan to move this forward? >> that was three questions. >> 1 + one does not equal two. >> b well done, i am impressed. [indiscernible] i beg your pardon? i am taking stock every day. next time i will ask you to ask have a question. let me answer that. the first part of your question, let me say that i do not know what the discussions were in the white house and who said what, and i will not go backwards. this is a new administration now. i am a new secre
of years later you were watching on cnn another shooting that took place in upstate new york in bloomington. what did you see, and what was your reaction to that? >> guest: it was april 3rd, 2009, almost two years after the shooting that i had been involved in. and i learned a great deal during that two-year time about how the situation i was involved in came to be. the school policies and the mental health policies and gun policies, how this person was allowed to buy a gun and despite having a record that prevented them from doing so they had a mental it to the occasion. i hadn't seen other shootings. i couldn't watch them up until that point but just how i kind of naturally turn on the tv that morning and saw the tv break i couldn't turn away. i sat there and i watched the news unfold throughout the course of the day and i thought this is how the whole world saw me and yet we change nothing. yet there was no policy on non-policy and mental health policy and i kept hearing that. what gives, and finally the was the end of that day, kind of my tipping point i have to deliver i can to address
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